Friday, July 24, 2009

La Culture Pop et Harry

So, here's a really interesting article I've found via Twitter. It's from the NY Times. Since I'm still on HP kick (and currently watching Goblet of Fire, I might add) I feel it's fitting to kick start my blog's first content post.

Harry Potter is their Peter Pan

So, before reading the article, you see a picture of some college kids playing quidditch. 1. They are students at Middlebury College in VT. A foreign language school, I've been dying to go there since high school. My high school French teacher went there, and ever since she's told me about their program and I've researched it, I feel like I NEED to go there. I plan to apply there for Grad School as one of my top choices. But that's another story for another time, I suppose. Back to the quidditch, my roommate (Sarah) had told me that some colleges, like Notre Dame, had actual quidditch teams that were intermural and trying to become official NCAA sports! I found this hysterical, yet fun. I'd love to see/play in a qudditch game!

But anyway, to the actual content of the article, I see their side of the argument, of Harry Potter being Generation Y's (I'm in this generation, too) pop culture icon, like how Peter Pan was for another. Um, I didn't know Peter Pan was a pop culture icon to represent a generation, but OK.
I don't think Harry would be either. I mean, yeah, it's a phenominon that just about every kid, when it came out, read or at least knew about. And for the bibliophobes, the movies followed soon after. But, I feel there are just as much people who can't stand HP and this causing a ton of closet fans that wouldn't make this Generation Y's icon in the least. I can't really come up with one. I feel like it might be closer to being Tommy Pickles than it would be Harry Potter.

As much as I love Potter, I don't think he'd be the winning candidate (although maybe in the race?) of being our generation's pop culture icon. What do you think? Feel free to comment your thoughts.

Mon jour:
  • I did some quick shopping with roomie Sarah at Michael's. Made some things for Lindsey's birthday gift, and started a HP project - making the Dark mark on a cross stitch. I'll post a pic of it when I'm done.
  • I took a test in my Human Resource Management class today. It was terrible, but I didn't really take the time to prepare and study like I should have, so I'm not sure how well I did.
  • Roomie Sarah went home for the weekend, til Monday afternoon. :(. By myself, watching some DVDs, tweeting, maybe I'll write a little.
Alright, will post soon again!

Stace xo

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Renaissance?

I know it's been forever since I've posted. And this one will definitely be a short one, I'm just waiting for my roomie (Sarah) to finish something on her computer.

So, I've been thinking, and I think I want to restart my blog, by putting some more interesting stuff up here, and spreading the word of it. I doubt it will ever get far at all, but it's really just for fun. Nothing's holding me back, so why the hell not?

So enough business, this is what I'm up to lately:

  • I've this nasty sunburn on my back, it's terrible and painful and won't go away. It's hindering everything I do. It's beginning to itch, so hopefully the healing process is underway.
  • I seem to be boggled down by homework and stuff, but truthfully I don't really have much, I'm just being a slacker. This whole summer I haven't done much, and I'm starting to feel the results of it. Don't ask what those results are, lol.
  • I'm still in my HP phase, I assume I will be for a bit, probably until school starts. Once the regular semester kicks in, I'll probably be back to normal.
Alright, roomie is ready to head to dinner, so I'll be going. Class tonight and then maybe I'll do some hunting for an interesting blog post.

Stace xo